2024 Lobby Day is Cancelled

2/2/24 UPDATE – Our 2024 MFSB Lobby Day has been cancelled and instead we will be holding a Rally to promote maternity care and evidence-based, culturally informed birth options in Maryland and raise support for MFSB’s work and future legislation. Date for the Rally has not yet been announced but will be later in the legislative session, likely in late March. Please check back again soon for more information on the Rally, and we hope you can join us in Annapolis!

Rally for MFSB in March!

MFSB will not be having a Lobby Day in 2024 as originally planned. We will instead be holding a Rally, most likely in late March.

We need everyone to show up! This is your chance to let your voice be heard. Maternity care is a critical issue and we need to let our legislators know that we care about access to evidence-based, culturally sensitive maternity care in Maryland.

Stay tuned for more information on the MFSB Rally, and thank you again for your support!

Kirra, Evie, Jen and Ashley
MFSB Board of Directors

Photo from MFSB Rally Day 2015
Maryland Families For Safe Birth Midwife support rally, HB9, SB105 © Eleanor Kaufman 2015.

CANCELLED – Lobby Day 2024

2/2/24 UPDATE – This event has been cancelled – please attend our upcoming Rally in Annapolis instead (date TBD in March).

Our 2024 Lobby Day for Maternity Care Access is Wednesday, February 7, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Annapolis!

Join Maryland Families for Safe Birth in Annapolis on Wednesday, 2/7/24 to show your representatives that you care about maternal health care for Maryland families. We will be supporting a bill which will improve access to VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) for families seeking that option. This is the same bill that passed through the house almost unanimously last session but stalled in the Senate. We need as many people as possible to show up in Annapolis to let our representatives know how important this issue is!

We will do all of the legwork to schedule your meetings, provide talking points, etc. All of the meetings will include at least two members from our group. All you have to do is show up (and let us know you are coming ???? )

Please fill out this form so we know your availability and can get you the relevant information. https://forms.gle/gzknqB24dyjCV6xG7

You can find information about Lobby Day 2024 on our Facebook page also.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lobby Day is Wed. 2/1/23!

Mark your calendars now!

Lobby day for MFSB will take place on Wednesday, 2/1/2023.  Please set some time aside to join us in Annapolis!  More details to come in early January.

This is your chance to talk directly with your representatives about the maternity care issues that matter to you.  We will arrange all meetings and provide talking points for you, and you will be accompanied by a veteran lobby day attendee if this is your first lobby day event.

It is so important for the legislators to hear directly from their constituents, so please join us!

The MFSB Board of Directors

Please sign up for MFSB Mailing List!

Hello everyone, Mailchimp deleted our email database and we are working to get it restarted as quickly as possible. Please register here now: http://eepurl.com/heSNhL

Even if you were on our mailing list in the past, we need you to sign up again so that we can keep you updated. We have a bill, THE BILL, to expand the CPM scope to include VBAC, for the 2021 session.

We are also asking for an optional $10 donation at https://paypal.me/mfsafebirth?locale.x=en_US

We were unable to hold the Baltimore Birth Festival (the major source of our fundraising) in 2020 and now have enough money to cover only one more month of our lobbyist fees.  Please consider donating now if you are able, and don’t miss our exciting online auction next month, November 23-29!

Lobby Day 2020

Are you passionate about improving access to maternity care options for Maryland families? Come join us in Annapolis on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 for our next Maryland Families for Safe Birth Lobby Day: Let’s make our voices heard!

The focus of our MFSB Lobby Day in 2020 will be on VBAC access, and how poorly our state is doing in this particular area of maternity care. You will have a chance to meet with your own representatives (we will arrange meetings for you) to tell them why this is an important issue for you, and for other families in Maryland. We would love to see a huge turnout, as we circle back to an issue that has always been at the top of our legislative agenda.

While we would love for everyone to stay the entire day, we do understand time constraints, and can work with your schedule if you can only make it for a portion of the day. This event is kid-friendly.

If you are coming to the MFSB Lobby Day on January 29, 2020, please click here to fill out the registration form so that we can start arranging appointments. Thanks! We hope to see you there!